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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 707 Forward Virtual Tour

rugged; Approximately 40 miles; Maps required: South

This program intense trek follows mountain streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses peaks and mesas across Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek by hiking over Lovers Leap and scaling Urraca Mesa. Test your crew skills on the challenge course at Urraca before being entertained to a great evening campfire. Be sure to get plenty of rest and wake up early to watch the sunrise at Inspiration Point. From there, hike west towards Fowler Mesa, Bonito Canyon, and Lookout Meadow. Keep your voices low as you hike into Lookout Meadow and you might see the small herd of elk that frequent the area. Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of the meadow and see why they call it Lookout! From there, scale rugged Lookout Peak and view the twists and turns of Rayado Canyon below. Your next destination is where the canyon divides at Fish Camp. Tour Waite Phillips fishing lodge enroute to Beaubien where you will rope, brand, eat a chuckwagon dinner, and be entertained at a cowboy campfire. The next morning, you'll have the great opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a stream restoration or trail maintenance project. From there, enjoy the cool crisp hike down beautiful North Fork Urraca Creek before camping for the night. Be sure to get plenty of rest as your last challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time! Climb the Tooth and hike into Base Camp via the Tooth Ridge Trail as you reflect on your successful journey.

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Anasazi Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Trail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 
3Metcalf Station Conservation @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)


Morse Code  


Evening Campfire  
4Ring Place Astronomy Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Folk Weather Forecasting Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
5Beatty Lakes Mountain Biking @ Whiteman VegaLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Whiteman Vega)
6Horse Canyon Challenge Events @ Dan BeardTrail Camp; (Low Impact Camp; at Dan Beard)
7Homebound Tent City Cantina @ PonilShowers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Ponil TurnaroundShowers; Trading Post;  
Warning: Itinerary details provided by PhilSearch are for planning purposes only.  Only the current year's "Treks" book and the addendums to it, if any, should be used for final trek selection.
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Program opportunities not included on the official itinerary

This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 3
Tour Petroglyphs at Indian Writings on day 3
Historic Homestead at Ring Place on day 4
Leave No Trace Camping at Dan Beard on day 6
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 7
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 7
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 7
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 7
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 7
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 7